Economic Jurisprudence in Sikhism: An In-depth Examination of Guru Granth Sahib


  • Shinda Kaur Lecturer in Asian Theological Studies at the Toronto School of Belifs and Faiths, Toronot (Canada)


Gurmukhi, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Sharing and Giving, Honest Labor, Ethical Business Practices, Self-Sufficiency


The Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikh religion, contains many economic principles that are relevant today. These principles include the importance of hard work, honesty, and fairness in business dealings, as well as the idea that wealth should be used for the benefit of society and not just for personal gain. The concept of langar, or communal sharing of food, exemplifies the idea of equality and the importance of helping those in need. The Guru Granth Sahib also emphasizes the importance of living a simple life, free from greed and materialism, and encourages individuals to focus on spiritual growth and service to others. This study investigates the economic principles discussed in the Guru Granth Sahib that promote a balanced and ethical approach to economic activity, and takes into account the needs of both individuals and society as a whole.


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How to Cite

Shinda Kaur. (2024). Economic Jurisprudence in Sikhism: An In-depth Examination of Guru Granth Sahib. Insights of Mystical, Spiritual and Theological Studies, 3(1), 20–26. Retrieved from